Second measles case confirmed in Collin Co.

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PROSPER, Tex. (KXII) - Health officials say a second case of Measles has been confirmed in Collin County, and the infected person visited a grocery store while contagious.

Collin County says the person spent time at the Kroger on North Preston Road in Prosper. They were in the store Friday March 15 between 9 a.m. and 10 a.m.

Officials are asking anyone who visited the Kroger that day between 9 a.m. and noon to watch for symptoms. They warn the disease is contagious from four days before and after symptoms appear.

The CDC says symptoms include fever, cough, runny nose, red eyes and sore throat followed by a rash.

This is the third confirmed case in North Texas this year. The first was reported in Denton County, and a second reported last month in Collin County.

There have been 12 cases confirmed statewide.